As the world speculates about what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to call their new baby, AKK Research looks back on a survey it conducted in 2013 on behalf of whymomsrule.com to explore what makes a great first name.
Turns out Americans do a fantastic job when it comes to naming their children-one in nine Americans either love or like the name given to them by their parents. The main reason Americans like their name is that it is unique, different or uncommon. They also appreciate their name if it has family relevance; is simple to say and spell; and/or easy to remember.
One in ten, however, are not so smitten with the top complaints being that their name is difficult to say or spell; common or boring; and/or old fashioned.
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